The WWU Cycling Team held its annual criterium race March 23 in Ferndale. The race attracted riders from roughly 10 Northwest schools.
Pauline “Polly” Dyer, a tireless advocate for wilderness preservation, received Western Washington University’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Western’s winter commencement ceremony March 22 in Carver Gymnasium.
Murray Dow II, president and CEO of The Dow Hotel Co. in Seattle, gave the commencement address. Dow is a 1970 graduate of Western and a 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Business and Economics.
Graduating senior Alex Huerta, a Theatre major from Palo Alto, Calif., delivered the student commencement address.
The 2014 Trashion Show, featuring the work of sophomore students in Western Washington University's Industrial Design program, took place on Wednesday, March 19, in the Old Main Theater.
For the show, students created clothing designs by re-purposing trash and recycled materials.
The theme of the 2014 show was "Earth, Wind and Fire."
Equus, a saxophone quartet comprising four Western Washington University students, has advanced to the prestigious Music Teachers’ National Association Young Artist Chamber Music competition in Chicago.
The group, one of just seven wind ensembles to advance to nationals, will compete on Saturday, March 22.
In early March, Western Washington University students worked with acclaimed Seattle artist John Grade to recreate his "Meridian, 2008" sculpture using tree limbs gathered from the Western campus.
And then on March 12, they disassembled the wood work and placed in the bog behind Miller Hall on campus to slowly decompose and return to the earth.
A handful of Western Washington University student groups gathered in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space on Friday, March 7, for fun and informational activities.
Students on campus were able to find out about issues affecting women in the United States and internationally, learn how International Women's Day is celebrated around the world and make cards to honor the inspiring women in their lives.
This event was sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services, Women Studies and Prevention and Wellness Services.
Western Washington University students worked with acclaimed Seattle artist John Grade to recreate his "Meridian, 2008" sculpture using tree limbs gathered from the Western campus.
Episode 13 of the student-produced television show Western Window features looks at the Growing Veterans program started by a WWU alumnus, the Major Treble and Undefined a cappella groups on campus, Western students' involvement in pitching business ideas at Startup Weekend, Fairhaven's Raquel Montoya-Lewis on the changing face of justice, and the WWU cross country teams' quest for a title.
Western Washington University's 30-minute, student-produced TV show showcases students, faculty and programs and WWU's collaboration with the community.
Who doesn't love random acts of kindness? The folks from Student Outreach Services at Western Washington University stood in the slush in Red Square Tuesday to hand out free hot chocolate in the hopes of brightening a few students' days and then encouraging them to pay it forward.
The Winter Choral Concert at Western Washington University featured a performance of the 20th century masterwork "Carmina Burana," a cantata written for choral and solo singers created by German composer Carl Orff.
Western's Combined Choirs performed the work with soloists, pianists and percussionists in collaboration with a group of Western dancers.